[:en]Juuni Taisen Zodiac War Episode 4 Review: The Enemy, a Noble Primate


Monkey’s boobs: I don’t know about you guys but in every shot of Monkey I had the feeling that her boobs were getting bigger and bigger. Was it only me?

Rat and the sewer: I loved the fact that he actually put the lid of the sewer back into place before they started fighting. If that guy has OCD, he is definitely becoming my favorite character.

Boar’s cameo: The sneak peek we saw in Monkey’s backstory where Boar was basically the one behind all the mess, about the rebels etc. made me think that the characters might all be connected in one way or another.

Themes & Trivia

Monkey is probably inspired by Sun Wukong: Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a mythological figure who can be seen in a variety of legends that can be traced back to the period of the Song dynasty. He appears as a main character in the 16th century Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. In the novel, he is a monkey born from stone who acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices. He is a skilled fighter that possesses incredible strength and is extremely fast. He knows 72 transformations, which allow him to transform into various animals and objects. He also knows spells to command wind, water, freeze humans, demons, and gods alike.

Sun Wukong was initially developed as a Taoist immortal before being incorporated into Buddhist myths. He is also considered by some scholars to be influenced by elements of both Chinese folklore and the Hindu deity Hanuman from the Ramayana.


So Monkey has stopped 300 international conflicts and 200 civil wars? How old is that lady anyway?! Sounds a bit absurd to be able to do so much and still be in your 20s-30s… One more thing, why every god damn shot of Monkey was either her boobs or her butt or her marvelous thighs? I mean yeah, the things she was saying were boring as hell, but please don’t sexualize her that much. I have to admit though, her monologue to Rat had some amazing voice acting! Well done to the lovely Saori Hayami!

I still think she is going to die in the next episode because… well… she has a boyfriend and because she has a life. Every time they show that a badass character is ‘human’ after all, something tragic happens. Just saying… And people, can we take a moment to talk about Rabbit’s calves? Damn boy you have been working out a lot and in the wrong way. I mean honestly what kind of steroids is he on?! Or maybe it’s because he is walking in those heels all the time. Work it boy!

Everybody clap your hands!

I am very intrigued to see if Monkey is going to be the next victim. You can always tell about whom the next episode is going to be about from the title but then again I feel like something super crazy is going to happen that will make us lose our shit. I haven’t given up yet, I am really betting on the plot here. Probably, the next episode might have even more than one death. Cheers and don’t forget to read the rest of our Fall 2017 reviews.

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